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A customer contacted CCTV Camera Pros today and asked the following question related to remote video surveillance over a 3G Internet connection:
I am the manager of a construction company and we would like to remotely monitor construction sites using surveillance cameras. We specifically would like to use a PTZ camera to monitor a remote location. There is no Internet connection available at these sites, so we were wondering if there is a way to make the connection using a Verizon 3G or Sprint 3G card.
CCTV Camera Pros response:
Yes it is possible to set a remote 3G Internet connection to use with surveillance cameras for remote viewing. You need to contact Verizon to see if they have 3G service in the area where the cameras will be located. If they do, confirm with them that you can get a 3G card from them that is compatible with the LinkSys WRT54G3G-VN wireless broadband router. You can find pricing here on the LinkSys WRT54G3G-VN.
Once you have your 3G connection established, with the router, you can connect an IP camera to the router using a CAT-5 cable. For your application, you can use this Vivotek SD7113 IP PTZ camera.
To enable remote access to the PTZ camera, you need to setup port forwarding. Here you can find port forwarding instructions for linksys routers.
Your above guidance is useful. However in my case, 3G Card supplied by Vodafone assigns Private IP Address to my connection.
Vodafone will not provide public IP Address to my connection OR will not setup port forwarding for my connection at their end with Public Address provided to my connection.
How can I access my DVR from Remote connection under this setup?
Mike im having the same issue im trying to remotely view cams on a yacht. so if anyone can help us that would be great.
Thanks for the info Mike. Earlier you said "Once you have your 3G connection established, with the router, you can connect an IP camera to the router using a CAT-5 cable. For your application, you can use this Vivotek SD7113 IP PTZ camera." I am looking for a system with multiple cameras that are not so expensive. Can you recommend any?
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